Now in its centenary year, F.W. Murnau’s classic silent film Nosferatu continues to haunt and terrify audiences. This first-ever screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula captures the deeply-rooted elements of a waking nightmare. Its eerie, Gothic feel - and chilling performance from Max Shrek as the vampire - set the template for horror films that followed.
A real-estate transaction leads Hutter, an intrepid businessman, deep into the heart of Transylvania. Here he encounters the otherworldly Count Orlok, who soon after embarks upon a voyage to take up residence in a distant new land and establish his dominion. Whether the count’s campaign against the plague-wracked populace erupts from satanic decree, erotic compulsion, or the simple impulse of survival is, perhaps, the greatest mystery of all…
Minima are a Bristol-based four-piece group specialising in live accompaniment to silent film screenings since 2006. Their instrumentation of cello, double bass, guitars, dulcimer, synthesiser and drum kit create an uncompromising and unique live sound.
“Minima's spine-tingling music clung to each twist of the movie... spellbinding accompaniment.” (Guardian)
“A superbly sinister live score by the soundtrack group Minima.” (Financial Times)
“The atmosphere was absolutely magical… hundreds of people seemed utterly spellbound.” (East End Film Festival)